Top 5 Most sixes in an Asia Cup innings for India: Rohit Sharma Joins Elite List

Rohit Sharma

In yesterday’s match between India and Nepal, both teams were able to get a good start. But the start that the Indian team got was enough to chase the total target. It was because of rain that the target of 231 was reduced to 145 runs. However, Nepal still had scope to get the openers out. But they were not able to, because both Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill were in top form. It also shows that this partnership is going to be very important for the World Cup. If they perform like this then half of the battle is already accomplished by the Indian team. 

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Record made by Rohit Sharma 

Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave a brilliant performance. They both formed a partnership of 147 runs. In this partnership, Rohit showed his “Hitman” performance for Team India. He got 74 runs, only on 59 balls. In this inning, he went on to hit 5 big sixes. That made him join an elite club. 

Most sixes in an Asia Cup innings for India

You can see the list of the players below who have scored the most sixes for India in an innings for the Asia Cup. 

  • 7 sixes – Sourav Ganguly vs Bangladesh, Dhaka, 2000

This was truly a magical innings because Ganguly was at his peak that year. He scored 135 not out for India and single-handedly defeated Bangladesh. 

  • 6 sixes  – MS Dhoni vs Hong Kong, Karachi, 2008

This inning of MS Dhoni made India win by 256 runs. He scored 109 runs and stayed not out till the end. 

  • 5 sixes – Suresh Raina vs Hong Kong, Karachi, 2008

For Suresh Raina, this was definitely the most important knock till then because this was his first ODI century. He played with a strike rate of 148.5. 

  • 5 sixes – Virender Sehwag vs Pakistan, Karachi, 2008

Sehwag hit 5 sixes in this match, to score 119 runs. This was truly one of his best knocks against Pakistan. 

  • 5 sixes – Rohit Sharma vs Nepal, Pallekele, 2023

Yesterday Rohit Sharma joined this elite club by hitting 5 big sixes.

Rohit certainly has the ability to top this table. For that, he needs to show more of his form.